Awards

OSA Award Guidelines

Background

It is the practice of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) to recognize and award institutions and/or individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the development of Oromo scholarship and who have advanced the objectives of the Association. The awards are presented to individuals and institutions who qualify the formulated criteria. The new guidelines replace any previous OSA Award Guidelines.

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List of Some of Awarded Individuals and Institutions

List of Some of Awarded Individuals and Institutions

Year OSA Lifetime Achievement Award OSA Distinguished Award Institutional or Individual Service Award Outstanding Student Award
2022 Prof. Gemechu Megerssa
2021 Lubee Biru Daawud Ibsaa Ayyaanaa Obsitu Duba Ali
2020 Prof. Asafa Jalata Taddesse Fido Ebba
Hacaaluu Hundeessaa
Adugna Irresso
Wardi Husso & Wife
Gadaa/Siiqqee Waaqeffannaa Gemeda Wariyo
Fiqaaduu Shuummataa
2019 Artist Ilfinesh Qannoo Prof. Getahun Benti
Prof. Tadesse Berisso
Rift Valley University
Macha Tulama Self-Help Association
Lalisee Mekonnen
2018 Prof. Mekuria Bulcha Dr. Merera Gudina Artist Elemo Ali
Tesfahun Chemeda & Mesfin Abebe
Chala Hailu
2017 Dr. Martha Kuwee Kumsa
2016 Prof. Mohammed Hassen Bekele Gerba Human Rights Watch Etana Habte
2015 Artist Ali Birra Mr. Kassahun Checol
2014 Bonnie Holcomb
2013 Dr. Addisu Tolesa Jawar Mohammed
2012 Prof. Tilahun Gamta Garoma B. Wakessa Mohamed Ademo
2011 Dr. Marco Bassi
2010 Prof. Paul Baxter Dr. Guluma Gemeda VOA Afaan Oromoo Program Arfasse Gemeda
Kulani Jalata
Habtamu Dugo
2009 Shaykh Mohammad Rashad Dr. Asfaw Beyene Howard University
2008 Prof. Asmerom Legesse Prof. Ali Mazrui
2007 Ob. Abeyu Geleta
2006 Ob. Dabassa Guyyo
Ob. Lenco Lata
Ob. Sisay Ibsa
Dr. Hamdessa Tusso
2005 Ob. Ibsaa Guutama
Dr. Anessa Kassim

Dr. Ezekiel Gebissa

Bonnie Holcomb
2004 Dr. Lemu Baissa
2003 Dr. Tessema Ta’a
2002 Dr. Asafa Jalata
Dr. Bichacka Fayissa
Dr. Mohammed Hassen
β˜… Note: This list is incomplete. We appreciate your patience as we update our record. Also note, some awards were given before the new guidelines were approved in 2001. Revised guidelines were approved in 2007.